or la·ti·na

[ luh-tee-nuh, la- ]

  1. of or relating to females of Latin American origin or descent, especially those living in the United States: My mother is Latina.She will be the company’s first Latina CEO.

  1. a woman of Latin American origin or descent, especially one living in the United States.

Origin of Latina

First recorded in 1970–75; from Spanish (United States), feminine of Latino

word story For Latina

See Latinx.

Words Nearby Latina Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Latina in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Latina


/ (Italian laˈtiːna) /

  1. a city in W central Italy, in Lazio: built as a planned town in 1932 on reclaimed land of the Pontine Marshes. Pop: 107 898 (2001): Former name (until 1947): Littoria

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